DEADLINE EXTENDED to Dec. 12 for solutions in the SHS Student Simulation Competition
The deadline to submit solutions for the FlexSim case study has been extended to Dec. 12. That’s seven extra days for entered teams to develop their solution and submit it by the new deadline! For more information on the competition and deadlines, click here. For questions, contact Bonnie Cameron.
Special Event in the Atlanta area ... Networking session and presentation!
Oct. 24, 2014
After a roaring "first-year success," SHS is hosting another SHS Networking session in ATLANTA! Friday, Oct. 24 is the date! Attend a networking session and presentation at Maggiano's Little Italy located at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Atlanta. Pam Arlotto, President and CEO of Maestro Strategies will discuss "Decision Making in Times of Uncertainty: Thinking Differently about Change." More information about the event
Scientists across the world are scrambling to create computer models that accurately describe the spread of the deadly virus. An accurate model could help agencies such as the World Health Organization predict the amount of medical supplies and personnel that they will need. Further they could simulate the impact of various possible interventions to determine which will help stop the outbreak.
Wearable Workflow Needs Health Systems Engineering
Wearable technology is everywhere. But the applications are especially promising in healthcare, such as patient monitors and wearable user interfaces to health information systems. But wearable tech will not succeed unless the work flow is right. Dr. Chuck Webster, judge for the annual Workflow Management Coalition Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow and Awards for Case Management, discussed how health systems engineering can help make wearable technology successful in healthcare. View the presentation and recording.
This webinar was presented by the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2015 program committee and showcases the types of sessions in its dynamic program.
The Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference provides you with an excellent opportunity to present the results of your work to a wide, interested and experienced audience. We encourage you to submit abstracts of your work for presentation as posters. This year’s poster session will be a bit divergent from year’s past. Posters will be submitted and approved as usual, however, at the conference all poster presenters will be given the opportunity to speak to their work during intersession periods/receptions. The posters will be divided between two different tracks: Applied and Research projects. After these facilitated sessions, judges and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with posters of interest to them. Judges will gather and discuss the projects accordingly and at the end of the proceedings, award a 1st and 2nd place award to each track.
Note: participation in the presentation portion of the poster track is voluntary. That is, an author may elect to submit a poster, but is not required to make a presentation.
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
Want to get your improvement project approved? Better read this first!
New Member with Successful Career: Tangela Craft
The Society for Health Systems wants to highlight the successful career of Tangela Craft. Tangela is a Manager in Productivity Management for the Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her BS in Industrial Engineering from N.C. State University and her MBA from East Carolina University. To read Tangela’s profile, as well as those previously highlighted, visit the Members with Successful Careers section of the SHS website.
To date, population health strategies have relied heavily on providers. Now, providers are important—don't get me wrong—but they’re not the only ones influencing health outcomes.
Call for nominations for the SHS Board of Directors
The SHS Nominating Committee is making a call for nominations for two dynamic directors whose terms will begin Feb 20. All nominees must be current, regular members of SHS. Students are not eligible. Interested candidates or nominators should complete the nomination form by Oct. 30, 2014, for consideration by the SHS Nominating Committee. Take a few minutes to consider submitting your name or that of a colleague to Pam Patterson at IIE Headquarters. Contact Todd Schneider, nominating committee chair, if you have questions about the positions and responsibilities. Please consider giving back to your profession through a Society leadership position.
A fresh look at managing change, especially change that comes as a response to a crisis. Although we all fear a crisis, it can serve an important function by forcing you onto a path you wouldn’t have dared walk before. It can be an emboldening, even enlightening, experience. When you step outside your comfort zone, you have a chance to discover new and sometimes unexpected ways to push past uncertainty.